Sunday, January 30, 2005

Mislabeled

How can a T-shirt label itself "extra extra large" and yet provide such a dangerously high probability of exposing my stomach if I am to stretch even a little? There are people near my office who are a good six inches taller than I; such a piece of clothing must seem like a tube top to them. At slightly under six-foot-three, I don't even stand out as being particularly tall around the office (when not on my Segway). (Maybe Microsoft just prefers to hire enormously tall people.)

I don't understand at all why shirts are so short as they are. Even people of more normal heights expose their stomachs on a regular basis when stretching or leaning back. I could deal with it, perhaps, if a greater number of the people I worked with had sexy stomachs. But "sexy stomach" is not a word I can apply to my coworkers, mostly pretty normal-sized men. These are things that I do not wish to see. A standard XXLT is the absolute minimum height of shirt that I want to wear. I'm tired of these trends toward smaller clothing. Why can't it be the style for your shirt to end at your crotch?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hah, maybe that's why nick didn't get the internship

Travis said...

You know, at one point, I was going to mention that in my post...